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A book for little girls that inspires them to change the world just by being themselves.

About the book: “Twirling Skirts of Magic” is written by Esther Marie and Illustrated by Emily Ann Moore. The story is about a girl named Emery who wears skirts she believes are magical because she can be anything she imagines! Emery thinks it’s her skirts that make her unique and special. But, later on in the story she is taught a lesson that it’s not what she wears that make her unique, but she is special just by being herself. She is then taught the value of sharing and is able to use her favorite skirts to help other little girls.

I am so excited to introduce you to a girl named Emery who loves to twirl in her “Twirling Skirts of Magic”! This story was inspired by two little girls whose passion for twirling in skirts exceeded my greatest imaginations! The main character is named after my niece Emery. I wrote the story after returning from a trip to Cambodia where I met little girls who were rescued from a life of sex trafficking. I wanted to write a book that carried a message of value and captured the heart of innocence for little girls. Twirling in skirts is a symbol for childhood. Every girl deserves to be protected, valued and treasured and enjoy girlhood. I love the story because the core value speaks to both women and girls. The strength that we find in just being ourselves will catapult us into achieving our dreams and changing the world.

Emily graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design and currently resides in Oakland, California where she is a freelance illustrator. Emily loves wearing skirts and dresses! She enjoys twirling and dancing around her little home with her husband and two kitties. When she is not twirling she's eating chocolate chip cookies, flying kites or sewing. She is so excited to use her illustrations to teach little girls how special they are through the book "Twirling Skirts of Magic."

What does it teach kids? The book teaches little girls not to find their sense of self worth in material things, but to realize that they are beautiful just the way they are. It educates them about orphans and encourages them to share what they have to help other kids around the world.

What does it teach parents? This book is a great conversation starter for parents to talk to their kids about issues such as orphan care and even child slavery. There is a strong emphasis on the relationship between Emery and her mother. The story encourages mothers to engage in conversation with their daughters and take action to change the world together.

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FAQ

  • I'm glad you asked! The $6,500 fundraiser goal is the minimum we need to cover the costs to get the book in YOUR HANDS. The funds are distributing 3 ways: Pay the illustrator, pay the publisher, pay the marketing team. A percentage also goes to kickstarter.

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  • Another great question. The answer is: no. Esther Marie is simply trying to make her dream come true by publishing her first children's book and to do this she needs $6,500 to pay the bills.

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  • First off thank you so much for even asking this question! The best way you can help make "Twirling Skirts of Magic" a reality is by pre-ordering your copy! The second biggest way you can help is by sharing our link on fb/twitter/pinterest/storify and any other major social network! If you have friends, parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, third cousins who you think would be interested in supporting our project- please send them our link! Also if you know of anyone with major influence or following on social networks please feel free to message me their info and I will gladly contact them!

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  • Absolutely! If none of the rewards catch your eye feel free to email Esther at EstherMarie@twirlingskirtsofmagic.com and ask her if she is willing to accommodate your request. She is always open to new ideas and is definitely willing to figure something out that best suits you!

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    (E-book) For this gift we'll send you a beautifully illustrated full color e-book version of Twirling Skirts of Magic!

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    [Soft Cover book + your daughter's picture & name on our site] You get a softcover version of Twirling Skirts of Magic, the e-book and your daughters picture featured on our site under "Twirling Girls around the world". [Full color 35 pages]

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    [Hardcover Book + e-book + Personal email from Author] You get a hardcover printed version of Twirling Skirts of Magic, the e-book & a personal 'Thank You' email from the Author.

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    [Hardcover book x 2 + Skype Call from Author] You get two hardcover copies of Twirling Skirts of Magic, the e-book & a fun Skype call from the author!

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    [Hardcover book x 3 + Your picture & bio featured on our website] You get 3 copies of Twirling Skirts of Magic, the e-book, a Skype call from the author & your picture & short bio featured on our site under "Rockstar Producer".

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    [5 Hardcover + 5 Soft Covers + 10 limited edition illustrations prints + 25 stickers + 40 notecards] (For Muneera Mac)

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    [Hardcover book x 5 + Meet the author in person] Esther Marie will personally deliver your books to your little girls, autograph their books and make them feel like a princess. (Los Angeles, CA area only). OR Personal video of Esther Marie reading Twirling Skirts of Magic to your child (if NOT in Los Angeles, CA area).

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    [Hardcover book x 10 + The Author will come & speak to your class + a REAL Twirling Skirt of Magic] Esther Marie will deliver your books to your class/group/club (Los Angelas, Ca area only) & speak to them about changing the world just by being themselves. She will also bring a limited edition REAL "Twirling Skirt of Magic" for one special girl! [Size for ages 6-10]

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    [Hardcover books x 10 + Soft cover books x 10 + 100 stickers + 10 posters + 5 adult t-shirts + 20 buttons + e-book] The ultimate bundle for the merchandise lover! Enjoy these extra goodies and share them with your little ones!

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